Magic Kingdom of Landover

6 books in series
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Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold! Publisher's Summary

Book One in the Magic Kingdom of Landover Series

Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement promised. But after he purchased it, Ben Holiday learned that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention.

The kingdom was in ruin. The Barons refused to recognize the king, and the peasants were without hope. A dragon was laying waste the countryside, while an evil witch plotted to destroy everything.

Ben's only followers were the incompetent Court Magician; Abernathy, the talking dog who served as Court Scribe; and the lovely Willow - but she had a habit of putting down roots in the moonlight and turning into a tree. The Paladin, legendary champion of the Kings of Landover, seemed to be only a myth and an empty suit of armor.

To put a final touch on the whole affair, Ben soon learned that the Iron Mark, terrible lord of the demons, had challenged all prospective Kings of Landover to a duel to the death - a duel which no human could hope to win.

The task of proving his right to be King seemed hopeless. But Ben Holiday was stubborn.

©1986 Terry Brooks (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold!

    • Magic Kingdom of Landover, Book 1
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,637
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155

    Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement promised. But after he purchased it, Ben Holiday learned that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention.

    The kingdom was in ruin. The Barons refused to recognize the king, and the peasants were without hope.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you're looking for Tolkein....

    • By Al on 12-05-09

    Regular price: $18.20

  • Book 2

    • The Black Unicorn

    • Magic Kingdom of Landover, Book 2
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 830
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 574
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 580

    A year had passed since Ben Holiday bought the Magic Kingdom from the wizard Meeks, who had set a series of pitfalls against him. Ben survived, by the aid of three loyal friends: Questor Thews, an ill-trained wizard; Abernathy, a talking dog, the Court Scribe; and the lovely Willow, who sometimes had to be a tree.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The excelence continues.

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 09-03-11

    Regular price: $18.20

  • Book 3

    • Wizard at Large

    • Magic Kingdom of Landover, Book 3
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 589
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422

    It all began when the half-able wizard Questor Thews announced that finally he could restore the Court Scribe Abernathy to human form. It was his spell that had turned Abernathy into a Wheaten Terrier, though he was still able to talk.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enticing

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-29-09

    Regular price: $18.20

  • Book 4

    • The Tangle Box

    • Magic Kingdom of Landover, Book 4
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340

    Everything should have been quiet and pleasant for Ben Holiday, former Chicago lawyer become sovereign of the Magic Kingdom of Landover. But it wasn't. Horris Kew, conjurer, confidence-man, and trickster, had returned to Landover from Ben's own world. Alas, Horris had not returned of his own volition - he had been sent by the Gorse, a sorcerer of great evil, whom Horris had unwittingly freed from the magic Tangle Box.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • you just can't get enough

    • By Winona on 08-15-08

    Regular price: $18.20

  • Book 5

    • Witches' Brew

    • Magic Kingdom of Landover, Book 5
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296

    Former Chicago lawyer Ben Holiday was proud and happy. And why not? The Magic Kingdom of Landover, which he ruled as High Lord, was finally at peace, and he and his wife, the sylph Willow, could watch their daughter Mistaya grow. But his idyll was interrupted when Rydall, a king of lands beyond the fairy mist, assembled armies on Landover's border and threatened to invade unless Ben was able to defeat Rydall's seven champions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant clean fantasy

    • By Steven Philips on 09-25-15
    • Magic Kingdom of Landover, Book 5
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 07-29-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 393 ratings

    Regular price: $18.20

  • Book 6

    • A Princess of Landover

    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 608
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419

    Ben Holiday, High Lord of the magic kingdom of Landover, and his wife Willow have sent their 15-year-old daughter Mistaya to our world to attend a prestigious girls' boarding school. Mistaya--Misty to her friends--is not pleased with the arrangement. She is forbidden to use her magic for any reason, can't understand why other girls her own age don't revere the natural world, and is too clever for her own good in coming up with activities definitely not contained in the private school charter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I liked it.

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 10-05-09

    Regular price: $24.46